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Updated: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:45:41 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

1st YouTube Music Awards to feature Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire



Lady Gaga, seen at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, will be among the performers at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards. John Shearer/MTV/The Associated Press

Lady Gaga, seen at the MTV Video Music Awards in August, will be among the performers at the first-ever YouTube Music Awards. John Shearer/MTV/The Associated Press

YouTube is launching its own music awards and Lady Gaga will perform at the first-time event.

The Google Inc.-owned company announced Tuesday that Eminem and Arcade Fire will also perform at the YouTube Music Awards on Nov. 3.

The awards will be presented at Pier 36 in New York City and will stream live online.

The announcement said the awards show will honour "artists and songs that YouTube fans have turned into global hits over the past year."

Nominees will be announced Oct. 17.

American actor Jason Schwartzman will host the YouTube Music Awards. A press release said the awards show will also feature events from Seoul, South Korea; Moscow; London; and Brazil.

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